STAY INFORMED:

Thanks for stopping by to see what's happening at Ascension.  We invite you to stop back often.  We'll be updating information as it becomes available.

We’re still here!  Although we may not be physically in our offices, we all are checking e-mails and voicemails on a regular basis.  

IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, please don’t hesitate to call or email Pastor Lori or Susie Brekke, Member Connections.  We have a list of folks who have volunteered to drop of supplies to any member who has a need.  These folks want to help!

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

IMPORTANT: There is so much happening at Ascension this fall, we couldn't fit it all on our announcement page.  Please be sure to read our November Tidings newsletter for all the details!!

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP DEVOTIONAL - Available Afternoon of 11/25
We invite you to join Pastor Lori and Pastor Luther for our Thanksgiving Worship Devotional, "Feasting on Giving Thanks."  The Thanksgiving Worship Devotional will be posted on our website and Vimeo channel the afternoon of Thanksgiving Eve (11/25) and will be available for you and your family at any time on Thanksgiving.  In keeping with tradition, you are encouraged to prepare your favorite kind of pie so that once the worship devotional is over, you can enjoy a great piece of pie and give thanks for your church family.  Thanks be to God!

OUTREACH
Giving Tree
The Giving Tree provides the Ascension congregation with the opportunity to pull together and meet the needs of others served by Freedom House, St. John’s Shelter and Home Sweet Home. This year the need is so great, and we’re going virtual to meet that need!  On the virtual Giving Tree below you will find items of need.  Select one or multiple items, purchase and bring to church in one of three ways listed below – no need to wrap. What if someone else selected that same item? No problem! There’s no limit to these items of great need. CLICK HERE for a list of items to donate.  

Due Date: December 15

Drop-Off Options: details regarding times will be coming in the weekly email, or simply call the church.

  • December 6 – drive-up communion
  • December 8 – evening drop-off
  • By appointment – during church business hours
  • By mail – select an item such as a gift card on the list and mail it to church for a hands-free option

Please consider participating in this ministry opportunity, and be a light to the people served by these organizations this holiday season. 


Adopt a Family
Ascension is again partnering with Head Start to adopt 15 families in our community who need a little help.  CLICK HERE  for information on families that are available to adopt.  Once you’ve decided on a family, contact Wendy Gilley to see if it is still available and will be given more information about requested items. 

 

ADULT EDUCATION - VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY
“I’m On My Knees Empty, Lord”
Developing skills for experiencing spiritual support at home through Bible reading, prayer, and personal devotions.

  • This class will happen on weeks when we do not have parking lot services.  
  • Classes are virtual via Zoom and will be offered at two different times to provide greater opportunity for you to participate.
  • Meets these Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM: November 29 (meets on Zoom)
  • Click this link to sign up!   
    https://forms.gle/p96CgjqvSukU1o9f7  

 

“Love Your Neighbor Learning and Growing Together” 
An Ascension Adult Education Series
Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief

Part of the Christmas story is how Jesus Himself, not too long after He was born, became a refugee for a time, along with His family.  Evil King Herod, after hearing from the Magi that a new king had been born, came looking to find and kill this challenger to his throne.  God warned Joseph in a dream, and the family escaped as refugees to live in Egypt for a few years. On December 2, we are so pleased to have with us, Matthew Soerens, an expert in the plight of refugees today.

Matthew Soerens specializes in helping Christian churches to understand the realities of refugees and immigration and to respond in ways guided by biblical values.  He also serves as the National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table.  His current book is “Welcoming the Stranger.”  For more information concerning the series contact: Deb Anderson, deb1231@new.rr.com; Susie Brekke, susie.brekke@gmail.com; or Dan and Barb Stoll, dcsbbs59@hotmail.com.  

Sign up today! https://forms.gle/fhJkRHSD2kJCMuuHA 

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Sunday School meets virtually on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM on Zoom
Watch you email or our private Sunday School Facebook page for more information!  If you are not receiving information regarding Sunday School and  a link to join us on Zoom, please contact Annika (annika@ascensiongb.com).  
To register for the upcoming Sunday School year please visit: https://forms.gle/czePxN48z6DNGev49.  

PRE-CONFIRMATION
Since the Covid-19 numbers are climbing we decided to make some changes. Please note the time change.  Classes are meeting on Sunday mornings via Zoom:
    •  6th Grade will meet at 9:00 AM
    •  7th Grade will meet at 9:00 AM

CONFIRMATION (8th & 9th Graders)
Classes are every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Each Wednesday morning the Zoom link will be emailed to your designated email. 
If you don't receive it by noon on Wednesday, please email Tracy Bahn (tracy@ascensiongb.com).

HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUPS
Instead of Youth Forum this semester we are going to be doing small groups. Each group will have a different focus and you will need to sign up because each group will have a size limit.  

COLLEGE AGED MINISTRY NEWS
Connect and Prayers
We will use this time to catch up and share stories, have small devotions and prayers. Please contact Tracy if you would like to participate and she will send the link. You can also sign up with the Vanco app.

SUPPORT OUR YOUTH
Support our youth attending 2021 mission trips and summer camps:

SCRIP Fundraising Dates: Orders for gift cards are placed every Sunday!!
When you order gift cards for personally use or to give as gifts, Ascension's youth get a kickback.  Orders can be placed for such things as gas, groceries, clothing stores, restaurants, home improvement and entertainment and much more. To learn more about SCRIP please contact Jean Fredrickson or Tracy.

CHRISTIAN SERVICE & OUTREACH
The process of serving the lunch has changed due to Covid 19. We need the following help with our scheduled meal on Saturday, November 21. 

  • Cookie bakers.  We request home-made cookies, without nuts. 
  • 4 volunteers are needed to prepare and make to go boxes.  Arrive at 10:00 a.m. to begin the process.  No contact with the guests is required and anyone over 13 can volunteer.
  • 2 Additional people are needed to serve the meal for those eating in the cafeteria.  Food trays will be on the side of the servers and will be filled on that side and then passed to the guest at the end of the line.  The people in the cafeteria are the residents of the shelter and the staff.   

All volunteers must wear a mask, hair restraint such as a scarf, hat or hair net.  Hair nets and masks can be provided if you do not have them and gloves will be provided to all volunteers.
If you would like to help please contact Valerie in the office. 

HOME SWEET HOME has started again on a limited basis and with some safety changes.  HSH volunteers will be contacted.  Questions?  Call the HSH phone:  920-784-7092

CLOTH FACE MASKS AVAILABLE
We have hand-made face masks available for members that need them.  If you need one, contact Valerie (valerie@ascensiongb.com).  Let her know how many and sizes needed (adult or child).  She will pass your name on and someone will call you with information about where to pick up your mask/s. 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SCRIP Fundraising Dates
Every Sunday!!

CHRISTCARE 
Many Christcare groups have started meeting again virtually or in person following our approved protocols.  If you are interested in joining a ChristCare group, please contact the church office.

MISSION OUTREACH
We will be collecting food items for Resurrection Lutheran Church Food Pantry at the Parking Lot Services on Sunday, November 8. You will see the Food Pantry Poster and our Team will come to your car if you indicate you have items to donate. ALL non-perishable food items are appreciated. 

 

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!!  

We are sharing information and inspiration on our Facebook page.  
If you have not followed us yet, please do so!  Look for Ascension Lutheran Church, Green Bay. Our cover page is a picture of our steeple.  
(or click the icon above)

 

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